Wow, it feels like forever since I last posted! There's been a lot going on, including a medical scare that temporarily put a halt to all my glorious doll making plans for a week or so (luckily the medical stuff ended up being nothing as scary as the doctor originally thought, but will involve ongoing … Continue reading Making Little Women, Part 4: Progress
The saga of the Little Women dolls continues! Since completing the mock up of the Beth March doll (which I posted about here and here) I decided to dive in and try making Jo, since I'm pretty sure every single one of my sisters would prefer a Jo doll. Yesterday I finished sewing and stuffing … Continue reading Making Little Women, Part 3: Mistakes Happen
In my last post I wrote about the Little Women dolls I'm making for my sisters this Christmas and shared with you all the very bald mock up I had made of Beth March. Well, I'm happy to report that she finally has hair! YAY! (Click to enlarge images) I'm still learning how to do … Continue reading Making Little Women Part 2, and lululalaine Review!
Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! The last few weeks have been incredibly stressful, but the upside of all the stress is that in my down time, I've been doing a lot of sewing to help myself relax. While I have been making myself some clothes, my favourite project … Continue reading Making Little Women (and little clothes!): eVINTAGEpatterns Review
I've been working on several 1970's garments using two of the 70's patterns I recently posted about. So Far I've completed a mock up of McCall's 3734, view A, and am nearly finished the shorts pattern from Simplicity 9487. On the weekend one of my sisters and I went fabric shopping and I picked up … Continue reading Sewing Through the 1970’s: fabric and works in progress
I've been meaning to write this post for what feels like forever now - I sure know I kept promising to write it, but I kept putting it off for one reason or another, as seems to be my way the last week or so! Today I told myself I was going to sit down … Continue reading My Singer 403A, AKA Emma Peel and Sewing Projects in the Works
On Saturday I got to spend the day with one of my younger sisters and have some much needed girl time and giggles after a long, stressful week. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and I had so much fun, even in the blazing heat! We went to one of our favourite … Continue reading Second Hand Books and Fabric Store Finds!
What a beautiful day! After the week long absolutely horrible heat wave that made it hard to think, let alone write, we finally have some relief - at least in my city, hopefully in yours too - and it is glorious! But I'm not here to talk about the weather - I wanted to quickly … Continue reading A Project in the Making…
When Nanna of How To Do Fashion offered to send me a few of her amazing vintage inspired sewing patterns to try out and review for my blog, I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to get started! The patterns arrived quickly and even came with a sweet note from Nanna and some delicious caramel … Continue reading How To Do Fashion #No. 1 Dragør Review!
I finally got around to making Simplicity 8340, one of the very first sewing patterns I ever bought. I made version 2, but without the tie/scarf option. The pattern was easy - minus the oddly shaped darts in the front that really threw me off at first. Here you can kind of see these long … Continue reading Simplicity 8340, A Swinging 60’s Dress Review